Olivet School of Media and Communication (OSMC) plans to hold a series of seminars on the history of the United States and China in August and September.
Journalism is basically "history on the run" because each piece of news is written as new facts are updated and verified. A deep understanding and sense of history enables journalists to see beyond the "who", "what", "where", "when" that is happening today and to explain the "why" and "how", therefore elevating their perspectives in reporting world events.
The first objective of the seminar series on the U.S. and China history is to help journalism students get the solid historical facts. Secondly, the seminar series aims to refine students' viewpoint in politics, opening their eyes to see that God IS at work. The American society today is torn apart because of the differences in ideologies; many people are left in confusion and agony. By tracing back to the Christian root, values and true spirit of America, Christian journalists today can boldly speak of the hope that we have in the Lord Savior Jesus Christ.
The seminars will be based on carefully selected documentaries about the U.S. and China. Each session is about three hours with documentary screening and guided discussion. All students are welcome.